Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Chairs…AGAIN!

July 7, 2014 | by Jocie (email) |

This Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Chairs post originally ran in October 2013, but to this date, still remains one of my favorite projects. I am proud to report it has held up to two toddlers, lots of goo, and more than their share of abuse.

Sometimes, I make more work for myself and these Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Chairs are the perfect example. One set of chairs, 3 different styles. I can’t wait to hear what you think? Plus, you get to see how my dining room is coming along!

Dining Room Chairs Makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - One Project Closer

In case you missed the story first time around….we inherited these chairs that Ethan’s grandfather built. Beautiful chairs but badly damaged veneer.

Ethan and I went back and forth about what to do with the chairs (he was uncharacteristically opinionated). We finally compromised on keeping the seat base wood and exposing some of the veneer (which he loved) with painting an inverse stencil.


While pretty, I just never really feel in love with the painted chairs within the room. They were just a little too casual and country for my style.

I started looking around for a stencil to meet my vision, and then went to Craft Night with my friend, Liz at Naptime Decorator who let me borrow a Martha Stewart Stencil that she recently used to makeover a dining room bench.

And then, the next day while Ethan was at work, I painted! Its better to ask for forgiveness than permission, right?

My Chalk Painting!

Its a lot of money, I know, but ASCP coats nicely, has fabulous colors and is reliable! So I used my Old White along with Annie Sloan brush to repaint the chair, to give it a cleaner finish and get rid of all the distressing.

ASCP Old White - OPC The Better Half

Then I started stenciling with the Martha Stewart lattice stencil. I mixed Barcelona Orange with a touch of Emperor’s Silk (red) ASCP and applied using pouncers with an up and down motion, cleaning the stencil between applications. This is one of my Instagram pics from that day. Are you following me on Instagram – jocieopc?!? You should! lol.


Dining Room Chairs Makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - One Project Closer

Then, once it was all dry, I chose to use a MinWax Polycrylic to seal and protect just the painted parts. Previously, I used Annie Sloan Soft Wax, but the Polycrylic spray paint is quicker to apply and doesn’t yellow with application.

Minwax Polycrylic

Then, I used Rust-Oleum Semi Gloss Polyurethane for seat base. I love the shine!

Rust Oleum Poly

Finally, I finished off the chairs with some seat cushions from IKEA for $6.99 each. Say what?!? Pretty awesome compared to the other ones at Pier1 for more than $20 each! For that price I won’t have a heart attack each and every time the girls eat spaghetti.

Dining Room Chairs Makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - One Project Closer

Dining Room Progress

Now here they are in the room, along with some fresh roses I bought for the occasion (a nice excuse, right?) I love how the orange on the chairs pulls out the orange on my plastic plate wall!

Dining Room Chairs Makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - One Project Closer

And how amazing they look with our Pottery Barn Knock-Off Table.

Dining Room Chairs Makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - One Project Closer

Dining Room Chairs Makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - One Project Closer

What do you think???

So here are all the versions of the chairs, side-by-side. Which is your fave?

SIDE BY SIDE CHAIRS Dining Room Chairs Makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - One Project Closer

Thanks so much for reading along about my “new” Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Chairs!

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20 Responses
  1. cassie says:

    eeek! so fun! i pinned the dining room- it’s looking so gorgeous!

  2. looking FAB in there!!!!! Thanks for the shout out too:)

  3. I like all three versions, but your latest looks best with your style. Love the color with your plate wall!

  4. Debbie Pearl says:

    Jocie, these came out amazing. That stencil and that color just totally update them. Such a fresh look! Ethan’s grandfather would be proud. Made me laugh that you painted them without “consulting” first…I do that all the time!

    • Jocie says:

      Hey Debbie, thanks so much. I was glad ethan responded so positively. He doesn’t normally have much of an opinion, so i usually don’t cross him when he does. lol.

  5. naomipsalm77 says:

    THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL… and so colorful, job well done!

  6. Megan @ Our PInteresting Family says:

    They look beautiful, Jocie. I really loved the trellis stenciled pattern. You have such a lovely dining room.

  7. JustME says:

    I love the new look the best Jocie. You’re right, the way they bring out the orange in your plates makes them perfect for you dining room.

  8. Oh my gosh – I absolutely LOVE your chairs and those white IKEA cushions are just perfect! (Loved the spaghetti heart attack, haha!)

  9. Christina says:

    Darling!! Love your dining room! Love the colors too! Maybe you could add a little something on the back? … I know! Another project! Great job!!

  10. Kathryn says:

    I love the stencil job sooo much! I love how they look with the plates in the background! Good choice!

  11. Diana W. says:

    I’m loving the look of the reverse stencil! Everything looks just great!

  12. Vanessa says:

    I liked the way the chairs looked until I saw them in the room and now I LOVE them! They compliment your wall of plates so well!

  13. Erin says:

    I love, love, love the grouping of plates on your wall! The colours, shapes, all of it! The room looks really cheerful and put together.

  14. I am trying to find kitchen dining room chairs similar to yours. Where did you buy your chairs, or something similar to them? I am in Texas. Thanks.

  15. Karen says:

    Thank you for sharing….love, love, love what you have done to your chairs…I now know what I will be looking for when I go exploring…CHAIRS !!!

  16. I am girl that loves color, so the orange chairs are my favorite! Gorgeous, girl!

  17. Jocie I loved the chairs with the bird stencil but I absolutely adore how they fit into your dining room decor now with the pretty stencil detail. I want your table – gorgeous! Lov’n the pretty plates on the wall too.

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